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RSG-GAS. Current and strategic plan of future activities

Abstract

The Multi Purpose Reactor G.A. Siwabessy, so-called RSG-GAS, is the third research reactor built in Indonesia and operated by National Nuclear Energy of Indonesia (BATAN). This MTR type reactor achieved its first criticality in July 1987. Since then it has been operated about 77.300 hours. It uses LEU fuel in the form of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}-Al at the beginning, but then converted to silicide fuel, U{sub 3}Si{sub 2}-Al by a density of 2.96 g/cm{sup 3} preserving its nominal power of 30 MW and average flux of 2.5x10{sup 14} n/cm{sup 2} sec. In the last two years the reactor is operated more than 3.500 hours per year. Several equipments have been refurbished due to ageing. The reactor is operated mainly for serving radioisotopes production, neutron activation analysis (NAA), neutron beam experiments and general irradiation for research and development activities. The future activities of the RSG-GAS reactor will be prioritized first on increasing the reliability and availability of the reactor operation to assure the fulfillment of the demand of the isotope production, along with the improvement of neutron beam instruments and NAA facilities to increase its utilization. In this context, the collaboration in the utilization of RSG-GAS for many application with the  More>>
Authors:
Antariksawan, Anhar R; Tarigan, A [1] 
  1. National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Jakarta (Indonesia)
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 2012
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
JAEA-Conf-2011-003
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. international symposium on material testing reactors, Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan), 5-9 Dec 2011; Other Information: 14 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on material testing reactors| by Ishihara, Masahiro; Suzuki, Masahide (eds.) [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai Research and Development Center, Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan)]| 310 p.
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; DIFFRACTOMETERS; GA SIWABESSY REACTOR; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; NEUTRON BEAMS; NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOISOTOPES; SPECTROMETERS; URANIUM SILICIDES
OSTI ID:
22078596
Research Organizations:
Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: JP1250103037806
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available from JAEA; URL: http://jolissrch-inter.tokai-sc.jaea.go.jp/pdfdata/JAEA-Conf-2011-003.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 47-53
Announcement Date:
Apr 01, 2013

Citation Formats

Antariksawan, Anhar R, and Tarigan, A. RSG-GAS. Current and strategic plan of future activities. Japan: N. p., 2012. Web.
Antariksawan, Anhar R, & Tarigan, A. RSG-GAS. Current and strategic plan of future activities. Japan.
Antariksawan, Anhar R, and Tarigan, A. 2012. "RSG-GAS. Current and strategic plan of future activities." Japan.
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title = {RSG-GAS. Current and strategic plan of future activities}
author = {Antariksawan, Anhar R, and Tarigan, A}
abstractNote = {The Multi Purpose Reactor G.A. Siwabessy, so-called RSG-GAS, is the third research reactor built in Indonesia and operated by National Nuclear Energy of Indonesia (BATAN). This MTR type reactor achieved its first criticality in July 1987. Since then it has been operated about 77.300 hours. It uses LEU fuel in the form of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}-Al at the beginning, but then converted to silicide fuel, U{sub 3}Si{sub 2}-Al by a density of 2.96 g/cm{sup 3} preserving its nominal power of 30 MW and average flux of 2.5x10{sup 14} n/cm{sup 2} sec. In the last two years the reactor is operated more than 3.500 hours per year. Several equipments have been refurbished due to ageing. The reactor is operated mainly for serving radioisotopes production, neutron activation analysis (NAA), neutron beam experiments and general irradiation for research and development activities. The future activities of the RSG-GAS reactor will be prioritized first on increasing the reliability and availability of the reactor operation to assure the fulfillment of the demand of the isotope production, along with the improvement of neutron beam instruments and NAA facilities to increase its utilization. In this context, the collaboration in the utilization of RSG-GAS for many application with the countries in the region is also expected. The human resource development for the new recruited RSG-GAS staff is also a challenge and become a priority. (author)}
place = {Japan}
year = {2012}
month = {Mar}
}